Following Melania Trump's speech Monday night at the Republican National Convention, several social media users pointed out a section that was startlingly similar to one the country has heard before — it came from current first lady Michelle Obama at the Democratic National Convention in 2008.
It is, of course, common for political speeches to be filled with platitudes like both women used — values, morals, getting what you want in life. But comparing the two speeches, the overlap amounts to more than passing similarity of a few phrases.
The section of Trump's in question is one minute long and about half of the words in it are the same as Obama's.
From a young age, my parents impressed on me the that . and and keep your promise. . They thought and showed me values and morals in their daily life. That is a lesson that I continue to pass along to our son, and we need to those lessons on to the many to follow. Because —
Michelle Obama at the 2008 Democratic National Convention:
And Barack and I were raised with so many of the same: like, ; ; that you're going to do; dignity and , even if you don't know them and even if you don't agree with them.
And Barack and I set out to build lives guided by these values and to pass them on to the next , — and all children — the height of is the reach hard.